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CHAMP Homes Announces Board of Directors for 2017

Published on Wednesday, March 08, 2017

March 8, 2017, Hyannis, MA – CHAMP Homes is excited to announce that it has voted in its new Board of Directors for 2017 at its recent Annual Meeting. Rev. Steve Trudel of Brewster and Nancy Griffin of Chatham have joined the Board as new members.

Rev. Steve Trudel began his first full-time ministry position at Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church in Brewster, assuming the Lead Pastor position in 2017. After owning a painting company for over fifteen years, Steve heard a call from the Lord to prepare for full-time ministry, and in 2010, Steve and Alison, along with their four children found themselves living at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, where Steve pursued his Master of Divinity degree. Steve’s greatest passion in life is following Jesus, studying and proclaiming His word and seeing His work in the life of His people both locally and to the ends of the earth.

Steve spearheaded the creation of the CHAMP organic garden (along with other dedicated members of the Bible Alliance church). He has spent valuable time relating spiritual wisdom to the CHAMP Homes’ community through a series of “Garden Story” Cookouts and CHAMP Homes program participants affectionately know him as “Past-ah Steve.”

Nancy Griffin was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT. Her love for Cape Cod began at age 7, when her family began spending summers in Orleans. Nancy graduated from Fairfield University with a semester at American University interning at the Smithsonian. Following graduation, Nancy moved to NYC for her first job with Parker Brothers Toy Company. She next spent 14 years at Time Warner, Inc. gaining experience in Inventory & Direct Mail Marketing. She moved into International business as VP of International Publishing for Infograms/Atari Inc. Nancy lived abroad in Florence and Viareggio, Italy and worked for an Italian company in Milan as a Senior Sales Consultant. After 9/11 Nancy came to the Cape to find solace and peace, and is now in her 16th year of as a realtor working for William Raveis out of the Chatham and Orleans offices. She has always championed causes including breast cancer fundraising, MS research, and the needs of the elderly. She volunteered in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, and very fittingly, she is an advocate for the homeless. Nancy brings a zest for life and passion to her diverse set of skills in marketing, research/communications, PR and guidance in her real estate business and to CHAMP Homes. Nancy was the initiator and Chair of the very successful 2016 – 25th Anniversary Gala!
The Executive Committee now includes Mark Boudreau, Esq., Attorney at Law of Hyannis, Board President;, Vice-President; Robert Schulte, Business Consultant of Centerville, Treasurer; and Pam Ryan, retired of Harwich, Clerk. Ed Marshall, retired of Centerville,Louis (Chip) Russo, Jr., Retired Fidelity Investments Executive of Dennis. Sheila W. Horan, Retired FBI of Centerville.
The 2017 Board consists of the following officers: Jean Copeland, LPN/Real Estate Agent of Chatham; Kara Duff, Program Coordinator, We CAN of Harwich Port; Jim Mellett, Owner and Innkeeper of the Carriage House Inn of Chatham; Sheila Murphy, Sales associate of Hyannis; John C. Ricotta, Real Estate Broker/Owner of Chatham; Dr. John A. Terry, Reverend Federated Church of Hyannis; Dennis Ryan, retired of Harwich.
CHAMP Homes was established in 1991 and since then has helped over 2,500 individuals on Cape Cod. It currently provides housing to up to 65 residents, aged 18 to 80. Many of these residents are at-risk individuals who suffer from mental, physical and emotional challenges or are recovering from addiction and have never experienced a loving family environment. CHAMP Homes is a place where people receive the gift of security, as well as opportunities to attain the tools and experience necessary to become self-supportive through education, career and life skills training. For more information about CHAMP Homes and Pilot House, please call 508-771-0885, write to us at 82 School Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 or visit our website, www.CHAMPHomes.org.

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